Tool management
Tool management

Collect tool data with RFID

Tool management is indispensable for reliable automation processes, whether on machine tools or injection molding machinery. With Balluff you benefit from more than 30 years of tool management experience.

Not only that our low-frequency RFID system has established itself as the standard over many years and that we also offer high-frequency versions. Our solutions even offer the option of mixed frequencies in one unit. Backed by our decades of Industrial RFID expertise. Our systems provide you with reliably complete tool data, and support secure operation to increase the productivity of your plant.

Balluff plug-and-play solutions make it easy for you to enter the world of digital tool management. And they are easy to retrofit into existing machines. All is well that starts easy.

System Solutions

  • Tool ID

    Your solution for the machine tool

    Tool-ID is the economical entry solution for tool management. The simplified installation and configuration allows any machine tool to be easily retrofitted with just a USB port (keyboard extension). RFID technology is used to write the data from the presetter (required) to the tool. And then transmit the data to the machine tool using the Easy Tool-ID system. Manual entry is eliminated. Setup times and the risk of incorrect are significantly reduced.


    • Reduce setup times and input mistakes: Send tool data reliably and fast via USB
    • Reduces defect rate: No manual entering of tool data
    • Effortless retrofitting: Simple configuration via web browser, no intervention in the machine tool itself and only very short downtimes
    Tool ID

  • Connected Mold-ID

    Your solution for injection molding machines

    Optimize the use of your injection molds. And enable condition-based maintenance. Connected Mold-ID makes entry into digital tool management easy. Because with plug-and-play you can collect and manage your injection mold automatically. Connected Mold-ID enables optimal utilization of your molds and high availability. This prevents mold failures and reduces unplanned downtimes.


    • No downtimes from tool failures
    • Documentation of the tool life cycle and recording of the production cycles using an autonomous system
    • High data security, no information loss: All the data are available directly on the tool
    • Optimal tool changes by visualizing inspection intervals on the equipment and in the software